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finding a replacement for defense secretary leon panetta, finding a replacement for secretary of the treasury tim geithner, all of whom, geithner and clinton, have already said they want to leave. it was reported on friday i believe on andrea's show that lee on panetta might want to go. when you have all of those people who are in senior positions within the administration all needing or wanting to go at the same time, having the cia director resign is not the optimal thing to have happen. >> as the late robin harris said, if you have to go, you got to go but going at this time simultaneously is problematic. in light of the fact that panetta and petraeus were seen as outsiders, they weren't organically grown from within, they didn't involve themselves over the years in the organizations they led, that was already a problem. this obviously at the very least is a major distraction at a time when the president needs to be focused on a crucial moment of negotiation with congress on the fiscal cliff with everything from tax revenue to military spending at the state. it seems to be
viqueira at the white house, there's been speculation that leon panetta was expected to be replaced at defense. how much does this now complicate matters for the president? >> a good question. i think that specktation continues. obviously, we're talking about a lot of different positions if you want to talk about cabinet agencies in the second term. obviously secretary of state clinton this, some sitting senators who have been known to harbor some ambitions for some of these cabinet positions, where they end up, a big parlor game there. i think just at first blush they're going to take their time with the cia posting. i don't know if it directly affects what leon panetta is going to do. obviously, leon panetta has a lot of institutional knowledge hague not only served at the white house and in congress but as the dci, director of central intelligence before moving over to the defense department. so all of that very much up in the air. i would imagine that they're sort of going to stand pat where they are with by all accounts a very competent individual, the deputy director stepping
and the president as well as secretary -- i'm sorry secretary panetta and president obama were notified on the morning of november 1st. evidently this took place at about 4:50 eastern time that morning, martin. >> and, mike, i understand there's some information about the president traveling overseas in the near future. is that right? >> reporter: right. this was a trip that the president had talked about actually an asean meeting. he will be in myanmar, burma, of course, and thailand and cambodia. he'll be making this trip over the course of the third week in november just before thanksgiving. this is a trip that the president had promised to make before the last time he was in the region you recall he goes there virtually every year in the fall for the apec conferences which is an economic conference involving the nations of the pacific rim, martin. >> nbc's mike viqueira. thanks so much for the updates. >> reporter: okay. >> we'll be right back to "clear the air." streaming quotes, any way you want. fully customize it for your trading process -- from thought to trade, on every screen
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